Eight junior doctors booked for violence in Indore hospital

Last Updated: Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 22:44

Indore: Eight junior doctors and five
others were booked today for the violence at Maharaja
Yashwantrao Hospital that erupted last night, police said.

The trouble started when one Ankush Chaturvedi looking
out for a patient he had come to visit, happened to reach a
room on the fifth floor of the hospital where he found some
junior doctors were drinking, they said.

According to Ankush, the doctors who felt exposed,
beat him up and locked him in a room for some time.

Later, he called up his four friends who assaulted the
junior doctors and fled from the scene. Some furniture and
glasses of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) got damaged, police said.

A case against Ankush Chaturvedi and four of his
associates, besides eight junior doctors has been registered,
police said adding that they were taking the help of video
footage to identify the accused.

The Junior doctors have been booked on the charge of
kidnapping, beating and threatening Ankush.

Angry at the incident, 325 junior doctors last night
demanded immediate arrest of the youths who beat their
colleagues or they would go on an indefinite strike today.

However, following intervention by Madhya Pradesh
Health Minister, Mahendra Herdia, the junior doctors decided
not to go on strike.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 22:44

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